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United States Department of Agriculture

Departmental Regulation 4040-412-002

Office of Human Resources Management

Training and Development for Supervisors


This regulation establishes Departmental policy on training and development for supervisors.


This Directive describes how USDA will meet supervisory training requirements. It will:

a. Ensure that supervisor training is consistent throughout the Department;
b. Minimize duplication of supervisory training efforts across the Department;
c. Ensure cost effective delivery of training through blended learning approaches and economies of sharing training resources among all USDA agencies and staff offices;
d. Build a supervisor workforce that supports long-term organizational performance;
e. Reduce and eliminate problems created by untrained supervisors; and
f. Build a positive and productive work environment with engaged employees.